Prospective study showed TKA not detrimental to patient participation in sports
Results of a study presented at European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy Congress, here, showed patients who participated in sports before total knee arthroplasty were able to participate in sports postoperatively and in some cases, patients were more active in sports after surgery.
Multiple risk factors, BMD associated with hip fracture in older men
Older men with an increasing number of specific risk factors combined with decreased bone mineral density at the femoral neck are at elevated risk for hip fracture, according to study findings.
Better fix for torn ACLs
Researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine have developed a model to show that a newer surgical technique results in a stronger, more natural ACL repair.
Patients go onto total knee replacements quicker after knee arthroscopy vs PT
At the Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Meeting, Ronald A. Navarro, MD, discussed a study which evaluated whether knee arthroscopy for treatment of meniscal damage bought patients more time to knee replacement compared with physical therapy (PT). He said patients who underwent knee arthroscopy went onto total knee replacements faster than patients with PT.
Same-Day Hip Surgery?
Three-hundred thirty-two thousand Americans have hip replacement every year. For most, the surgery requires a hospital stay, and weeks of rehabilitation. Now, a different approach to surgery is getting patients back on their feet and out of the hospital faster than ever before.
Parental hip fracture predicts fracture risk in adult offspring
Adults are at higher risk for major osteoporotic fracture if one of their parents experienced a hip fracture, particularly if that fracture occurred at a younger age, according to recent study findings.